Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus  20 Seeds

Burning Bush Euonymus alatus 20 Seeds

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Euonymus alatus, commonly called burning bush or winged euonymus, is a dense, mounded, spreading, flat-topped, multi-stemmed shrub that is particularly noted for its fiery red fall foliage color. It is native to forests, woodlands and scrub areas in eastern Russia, Japan, China and Korea. It was introduced into the U.S. around 1860 as an ornamental, and over time has become an extremely popular shrub for homes, commercial properties and along highways. This shrub will mature over time to 15-20' tall, but is often pruned shorter. Elliptic to obovate, crenulate to serrulate, green leaves (to 3ā€ long) turn bright red in fall. Fall color can be spectacular. Small, yellowish-green flowers appear on the twigs in the spring. Small fruits (1/3ā€ red capsules) ripen in fall. Fruit capsules split open when ripe to reveal the tiny seeds (each encased in a fleshy orange-red aril). Seeds are attractive to birds. Greenish-brown stems have distinctive corky ridges ("wings" as used in the common name). Corky-winged stems are more noticeable in winter after leaf drop. This shrub produces excellent fall color. Specimen/accent, group or mass. Foundations, shrub borders, screen or hedge. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates close to full shade, but usually at the expense of diminished fall color quality. This is an adaptable shrub that tolerates a wide range of soils except for wet, poorly-drained ones. Plants appreciate consistent moisture, particularly when grown in full sun locations. Hardy in zones 4-8.

The seeds are stored in a refrigerator to maintain viability.

Growing Instructions

The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year.

  1. Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for 3-4 months.
  2. Fill a pot with potting soil.
  3. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
  4. Water the container.
  5. Put the pot in a warm, sunny area.
  6. Water the pot regularly so that the soil is moist but not wet.
  7. The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.